American Legion Park is a 17-acre community park that is home to the only archery range in Columbia's park system. It also has two lighted baseball fields, concession stand/restrooms, fishing pond, reservable picnic shelter, and playground. American Legion Herbert Williams Post 202 is located on 3 acres of the 20-acre property.
Bonnie View Nature Area is the trailhead for the Scott's Branch Trail. It has a medium-size reservable shelter, restroom, and beautiful natural areas to explore on the 93-acre property. The park is adjacent to the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary. No dogs are allowed on the trail in the Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary.
Cosmo Park is Columbia's largest municipal park, one of two regional parks in the park system. It is host to the annual Show-Me State Games as well as many soccer, football, lacrosse, softball, baseball, golf, mountain bike, and skateboard tournaments and events. It has the largest playground in Columbia's park system, is home to Columbia Skate Park and a trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail.
This 40-acre community park is adjacent to Gentry Middle School. It shares a 12-court tennis complex with Columbia Public Schools, has a fishing lake with a lakeside trail, reservable shelters, playground, horseshoe pits, year-round restroom, and baseball/softball practice field. In the winter, the lake is stocked with trout for a winter trout fishing program. In the winter when the lake ice depth meets the criteria, the lake is opened for ice fishing.
Douglass Park is a community park located in central Columbia. It is home to Douglass Pool and Spraygrounds, two full basketball courts, playground, outdoor amphitheater, restrooms, baseball/softball field, picnic shelters, horseshoe pits, and a skate spot. The part of park where the basketball courts and baseball field are located is on property owned by Columbia Public Schools. A schedule of events held at Douglass Park can be found on the Parks and Recreation Special Events page.
This community park is adjacent to Fairview Elementary School off of Fairview Road. It shares a parking lot with the school on the north side of the park. The park includes four tennis courts, a reservable shelter, restroom, garden plots (available for rent), playground, and soccer practice fields. The east side of the park is heavily wooded, with more open space on the west side. The park has a connection to the Scott's Branch Trail.
Forum Nature Area is a trailhead for the MKT Trail off of Forum Blvd., with a parking lot, year-round restroom, water fountain, and stretching stations. The nature area has over 100 acres to explore off of the MKT Trail via loop gravel trails around the wetlands area. No bikes allowed in the nature area.
Garth Nature area has 1.6 miles of gravel trails around the wetlands, a fenced leash-free dog park, restroom, and is a trailhead for the Bear Creek Trail. An abundance of birds and other wetlands wildlife make the wetland trails an interesting walk. Trail users can travel west on the Bear Creek Trail from Garth Nature Area to Cosmo Park (2.5 miles) or travel east on the Bear Creek Trail from Garth Nature Area to Albert-Oakland Park (2.3 miles).
This large nature area is a leash-free area for dogs (except on the Hinkson Creek Trail), has over five miles of nature trails, a picnic shelter, restrooms, and is a trailhead for the HInkson Creek Trail and the Grindstone Creek Trail. Wildflowers grow in the prairie areas.
926 College Park Dr. (West entrance) 1001 Maplewood Dr. (East entrance) Park Amenities Activity Areas Basketball Court (at school) Outdoor Classroom (at school) Playgrounds (at school) Outdoors Fire Ring … Continue reading Kiwanis Park→
Lake of the Woods Recreation Area has an 18-hole golf course, clubhouse with concessions, driving range, fishing lake, and outdoor swimming pool. It's a great place for family recreation. The golf course has three sets of tees, sand traps, mature trees, large zoysia fairways, bentgrass greens, lakes, golf cart paths, and tee to green watering systems. The course is open year round, weather permitting. Lake of the Woods Pool features a double water slide, bathhouse, shade umbrellas, and lounge chairs.
2900 E. Nifong Blvd. (North entrance) 3700 Ponderosa St. (East entrance) Park Amenities Activity Areas Volleyball Courts (1, grass) Boone Junction Historical Village Pop Collins Cabin Easley Country Store Ryland Victorian House Shotgun … Continue reading Nifong Park→
Other recreation facility addresses within park: Swimming Beach – 100 Old 63 North Riechmann Pavilion – 2300 E. Walnut Park Facilities 116 acres 4 – Outdoor shelters 6 – Single table picnic shelters (“R” designates reservable shelters) (See Picnic Shelter Reservations) R Collins Shelter with firepit … Continue reading Stephens Lake Park→
Park Amenities Activity Areas Playgrounds Hillcrest Community Center Jones House Outdoors Forested land Grindstone Creek Limestone bluffs Picnic Areas Reservable Facilities (3) Moss Building Waters House Waters-Moss Shelter Restrooms (open April 15 to Oct. 15) Trails Grindstone Creek Trail